Annual Wine Label Competition Results

For any members who were at the Commercial Wine Competition the weekend of June 5 and 6, it is hoped you participated and enjoyed the Annual Wine Label Competition. We judged up to 10 labels in each of 12 categories. All participants voted on their favorite labels, and now the winners can be revealed. From the Gold Medal winners, the Label Committee selected a Best of Show. The Label Committee will present a display at the OC Fair similar to prior years with pictures of the labels. Best of Show winner is voted by members of the Label Committee from the Gold Medal winners. RB Cellars from Thematic Category Labels include:



Roussane, Lake County         2013 Zinfandel, Napa Valley          Bourdeaux Style Blend, Napa Valley           Methode Champemoise, Lodi

Gold Medal winners by Category, voted on by all present for 2021 OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition:

  • Architecture/Scenery: Catalina View, 2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles
  • Best Use of Color: Macchia, 2019 Notorious
  • Bottle Display: Carol Shelton, 2019 Wild Thing Rendezvous Rose
  • Contemporary: Allen Hancock College Winery, 2019 White Wine
  • Fauna: Mira Laguna, 2018 Drift
  • Figurative: Kelsey See Canyon, 2020 Orange Muscat
  • Flora: Aloria, 2018 Syrah/Grenache
  • Lettering/Caligraphy: Harney Lane, Petite Sirah, Lodi
  • Name Representation: Big Nose, 2018 Meritage
  • Special Effects: Ron Noble, 2018 Chardonnay, Steiner Vineyard
  • Thematic: Tie: RB Cellars and Second Line Wines
  • Whimsical: Lost Hog, 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County

– Sam Puzzo, Label Competition Chair